By Joe Jenkins
After redshirting in 2009, Hillman wasted no time becoming a top-flight running back in the MWC. In just two years, he ran for 3,243 yards and 36 touchdowns.
The La Habra, Calif., native was named first-team All-MWC twice and was named the conference freshman of the year in 2010.
The Denver Broncos drafted Hillman in the third round in 2012. Had Hillman stayed for his final two years of eligibility, he'd own every career rushing record for the conference.
I understand Urlacher only played a year in the conference, but 8 is too low for a guy who did it all in ABQ. Really can't argue with anyone else . . .
It's crap that Bradlee Van Pelt isn't on this list. I believe along with Dalton he is the only other play to win two play of the year awards in the MWC.
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Thanks Catch. I'll say that if BSU was in the MWC forMoore's four years (or probably even 3 out of the 4), he would have dropped Smith to #2. Moore was incredible, but 75% of his career was in a different conference--including his best season.
An intelligent, well thought out list. Would be easy to put someone like Moore higher (he may deserve it) and forget guys like Hughes and Weddle. Of course, had Boise been in the MWC earlier, this list would look a lot different.